Balsamic Onions

Course Side Dish

Ingredients
  

  • 2 oz Olive oil
  • 3 each Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 each Garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 4 oz Balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Light brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Rosemary, chopped
  • 2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Heat oil in large saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, cook until onions start to brown, about 15 minutes.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, brown sugar and rosemary. Stir well.
  • Lower heat and cook an additional 5 minutes. Add salt & pepper to taste, and plate.

Chef Ken's Homemade Bacon

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • 5 lb Pork belly
  • 1 ¼ tsp Prague powder 5.7 grams
  • 5 tbsp Kosher salt
  • 5 tbsp Brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp Maple syrup + 1 tsp
  • 3 tbsp Black pepper, cracked + 1 tsp
  • 1 ½ tsp Red pepper crushed

Instructions
 

  • Prepare cure, combined all ingredients into a paste.
  • Place pork in a large zip lock bag, rub cure onto meat.
  • Seal the bag, and refrigerate for 7 days, turning once daily.
  • Remove from bag and rinse off cure & slimy build-up on exterior of pork.
  • Pat belly dry, place on wire rack over sheet pan, sprinkle with more black pepper, and leave on the rack, refrigerated for another 24 hours.
  • Develop the pellicle on the outside of the bacon.
  • Pre-heat smoker to 160-170℉. Use hickory, apple, or maple wood chips.
  • Place bacon on grill plate and smoke approximately 6 hours, or until 155℉.
  • Remove and chill bacon completely. Slice to purpose and cook.

Bacon Cured With Maple

Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup Kosher salt
  • 2 tsp Pink salt
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Maple syrup
  • 5 lb Pork belly

Instructions
 

  • Combine dried ingredients and maple syrup in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Rub pork, place in a zip lock bag and cure in refrigerator for 7 days.
  • Rinse and dry off, let sit uncovered, overnight.
  • Cook or smoke as purposed.

Asian Slaw

Asian Slaw

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian

Ingredients
  

Slaw Mix

  • 3 cup Red cabbage shredded
  • 3 cup Green cabbage shredded
  • ½ each Red pepper julienned
  • 2 each Carrot julienned
  • ½ each Cucumber seeded & thinly sliced
  • 3 each Scallion chopped
  • ½ cup Cilantro chopped

Dressing

  • ½ cup Peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp Rice wine vinegar
  • 2 each Limes juiced, or
  • ½ each Orange juiced
  • 2 tbsp Honey, maple syrup, or brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp Ginger (fresh) shredded
  • 2 tsp Garlic shredded
  • 2 tbsp Sesame seed toasted, or black
  • 1 tbsp Chili-garlic paste
  • Fried wontons for garnish
  • Lo mein noodles to make into a pasta salad

Instructions
 

  • Combine slaw mix.
  • Pour dressing over slaw mix and combine.